The purpose of the Arthur S. Flemming Award is to recognize outstanding federal employees for unusually meritorious work. The awards were established in 1948 in honor of Arthur Flemming's commitment to public service throughout his distinguished career, which spanned seven decades and 11 presidencies. Recognized by the President of the United States, agency heads, and the private sector, the winners are selected from all areas of the federal service. The George Washington University and Government Executive magazine, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission, present a total of twelve awards annually in three categories: Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Basic Science, and Managerial or Legal Achievement.
Arthur S. Flemming Award
Dr. Marcus Cicerone was recently recognized for outstanding federal service through seminal contributions to the field of label-free chemical imaging, by introducing broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (BCARS) microscopy, and to the field of biological therapeutics by introducing the practice of using nanosecond and picosecond dynamics to rapidly and accurately predict long term stability of freeze-dried therapeutic proteins. Cicerone has followed these landmark accomplishments with simplifying adaptations that allow the associated technologies to be used in practical applications; BCARS for label-free chemical mapping of diseased tissues with unprecedented speed, and a bench-top fluorescence method for rapidly evaluating freeze-dried formulations.